34 days in Kentucky & Lynchburg Itinerary

34 days in Kentucky & Lynchburg Itinerary

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34 days in Kentucky & Lynchburg Itinerary

Start: Hobart
Fly:  28​h
1
Lexington
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Cave City
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Lynchburg
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Paducah
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Louisville
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Newport
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  28​h
End: Hobart

6
nights
Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Explore Lexington's surroundings by going to The Great American Dollhouse Museum (in Danville), Wild Turkey Distillery (in Lawrenceburg) and Woodford Reserve Distillery (in Versailles). There's much more to do: bet on a winner at Keeneland, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, immerse yourself in nature at Kentucky Horse Park, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lexington trip website .

Hobart, Australia to Lexington is an approximately 28-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 15 hours traveling from Hobart to Lexington. While traveling from Hobart, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lexington, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cave City.

Things to do in Lexington

Nature Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Woodford Reserve Distillery, Equus Run Vineyard & Winery, Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, Kentucky Bourbon Trail, Taylor Made Farm
Highlights from your plan
James E. Pepper Distillery ©
James E. Pepper Distillery
Keeneland ©
Keeneland
Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park

5
nights
Cave City

Cave City ©
Originally intended as a resort city to serve the Mammoth Cave attraction, Cave City has taken on a life of its own.
Venture out of the city with trips to Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum (in Elizabethtown), Limestone Branch Distillery (in Lebanon) and Cub Run Cave (in Cub Run). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave National Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Green River, stroll through Tall Man's Misery, and trek along Cedar Sink Trail.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cave City vacation maker site .

Getting from Lexington to Cave City by car takes about 2 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October, daily temperatures in Cave City can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lynchburg.

Things to do in Cave City

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mammoth Cave National Park, Bowling Green, Limestone Branch Distillery, Cub Run Cave, Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum
Highlights from your plan
Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum ©
Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
National Corvette Museum ©
National Corvette Museum

6
nights
Lynchburg

Lynchburg ©
Lynchburg is a city in the south-central region of the U.S. Explore Lynchburg's surroundings by going to Arrington Vineyards (in Arrington), Fall Creek Falls (in Fall Creek Falls State Park) and Murfreesboro (Room Escape Games, Cannonsburgh Village, & more). And it doesn't end there: sample the fine beverages at George Dickel Distillery, examine the collection at Old Jail Museum, trek along Fiery Gizzard Trail, and stop by Lynchburg Hardware and General Store.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lynchburg online trip builder .

Getting from Cave City to Lynchburg by car takes about 3 hours. October in Lynchburg sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Paducah.

Things to do in Lynchburg

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Murfreesboro, Sewanee, Burgess Falls State Park, Fall Creek Falls, Cumberland Caverns
Highlights from your plan
Fall Creek Falls ©
Fall Creek Falls
Room Escape Games
University of the South ©
University of the South

5
nights
Paducah

Paducah ©
Paducah is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of McCracken County, Kentucky, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Paducah side-trips: Kentucky Lake (in Gilbertsville), Hopkinsville (Christian Way Farm & Mini Golf, Griffin's Studio, & more) and Adsmore House & Gardens (in Princeton). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at The National Quilt Museum, get curious at Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, and sample the fine beverages at The Moonshine Company.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Paducah trip planner .

You can drive from Lynchburg to Paducah in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Paducah

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hopkinsville, Gilbertsville, Mike Miller County Park, Adsmore House & Gardens, Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum
Highlights from your plan
Casey Jones Distillery ©
Casey Jones Distillery
The National Quilt Museum ©
The National Quilt Museum
Purple Toad Winery ©
Purple Toad Winery

6
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Venture out of the city with trips to Maker's Mark (in Loretto), Jim Beam American Stillhouse (in Clermont) and Bardstown (Barton 1792 Distillery & Willett Distilling Company). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern, take in the views from The Big Four Bridge, examine the collection at Muhammad Ali Center, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Louisville online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Paducah to Louisville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In October in Louisville, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Louisville

Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Bardstown, Maker's Mark, Jim Beam American Stillhouse
Highlights from your plan
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Kentucky Derby Museum ©
Kentucky Derby Museum
Churchill Downs ©
Churchill Downs

3
nights
Newport

Newport
Newport is a home rule-class city at the confluence of the Ohio and Licking rivers in Campbell County, Kentucky, in the United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Newport: EarthJOY Tree Adventures (in Germantown), Kentucky Gateway Museum Center (in Maysville) and Ark Encounter (in Williamstown). There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Newport Aquarium, don't miss a visit to Roebling Murals on the Floodwalls of Covington, KY, walk around Devou Park, and snap pictures at Newport Southbank Bridge a.k.a. Purple People Bridge.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Newport trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Louisville to Newport in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October in Newport, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Newport

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Covington, Creation Museum, EarthJOY Tree Adventures, Ark Encounter, Kentucky Gateway Museum Center
Highlights from your plan
Ark Encounter
Ark Encounter
Newport Aquarium ©
Newport Aquarium
Creation Museum
Creation Museum

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